Alejandro Escovedo with Stephen Bruton
March 2, 2008
A very special cancer benefit for Ms. Christie Constante, one of the teachers at
Esqualita Del Alma, a bilingual elementary school that was at the time of this
recording located in downtown Austin. Stephen Bruton, who was undergoing
treatment for cancer himself, very much wanted to be a part of this special fund
raising show. As it turned out this would be the final time that Alejandro and
Stephen would play together. Bruton produced Alejandro's first three albums.
The quality of both the performance and the recording is stunning, Bruton's
playing added a very special texture to the show, as in the version on
"Everybody Loves Me", which is one of the best, snakiest versions ever
performed. This all acoustic show is special in many, many ways and it's a
pleasure to share it with music lovers everywhere. This is "Austin Love" at
Alejandro Escovedo - Guitar/Vocals
Stephen Bruton - Guitar/Slide Guitar/Mandolin/Backup Vocals
Josh Gravelin - Bass
Hector Munoz - Drums/Percussion
01. Introduction by Dina Flores
02. By Eleven
03. Broken Bottle
04. Everybody Loves Me
05. Five Hearts Breaking
07. I Wish I Was Your Mother (Ian Hunter)
09. Always A Friend
SBD->->CD->EAC->FLAC frontend->Flexible Renamer->Traders Little
Collection AlejandroEscovedoBand/Artist Alejandro EscovedoVenue Aquarelle RestaurantLocation Austin, TXSource SBDLineage SBD-> unknown recorder-> CDR-> EAC->
May 2, 2013
This is a really great recording. Although there is a lot of clipping, especially at the end, but it still sounds great. The high frequencies are preserved well and the instruments are well separated on the stereo channels.
Escovedos voice is really powerful. I like that style!
January 30, 2013
2nd March, 2008:
January 30, 2013
Great performance, great recording.
My copy of this recording shows the date as 8/2/08 instead of 3/2/08. Anyone certain of the date?